Your First Apartment Checklist For Carmel 12/23/2020 You found the ideal place with the optimal floor plan for your first apartment. Now, you completed the contract, boxed up your stuff, and you’re ready for moving day. However, knowing what to bring with you can get confusing. What should be on your first apartment checklist for Carmel?Here’s a short list of the essentials that you’ll want to move in. You might be able to bring some of these checklist items from your current home, but other things might take a trip to IKEA or Carmel’s local furniture outlet. Online stores such as Ebay usually carry these items as well. We’ll also show you a short list of helpful things that can make your first year more comfortable. Carmel First Apartment Checklist: The BedroomThese necessary household items are ideal for a one-bedroom apartment, as everyone needs a place to put your bed and stash your clothes. If you will lease a larger apartment, these things also work well for a guest room.Essentials:MattressTwo good pillowsBed sheetsBed quilt or comforterBedframeArmoire or dresserClothes hangersAdditional items:Headboard for your bedLarge mirrorBedside table and table lampCollapsible laundry hamperExtra blanketsTVShoe rackCarmel First Apartment Checklist: The Living RoomWhether you refer to it as the living room or the family room, it’s the space where you’ll spend most of your time. It’s also the room where you’ll entertain (although all parties wind up in the kitchen). Essentials:Sofa or a few comfy chairsAdditional seatingCoffee tableTV stand or entertainment centerTVAlso nice:Side tablesShelves for books, photos, or knick-knacksAccent pillows and napping blanketsLarge area rugCarmel First Apartment Checklist: The Kitchen/Dining AreaThe kitchen is easier to know what you need for a first-time renter because a lot of of your appliances -- such as the stove, refrigerator, and dishwasher -- are already in your apartment. You only really need a place to eat in the dining area, but make sure it seats at least four people. Even if you live by yourself, it’s good to have room for a meal with friends or family.Essentials:Dining table and chairs (for at least 4)Dishware included plates, glasses, and silverware (4 place settings)MugsCan opener, spatula, kitchen scissorsMicrowave-if not providedA good skillet or frying panA cookie sheetA sharp chef knifePot for soupOven mittsAlso Nice:Shelves or china cabinet for storing extra dishesCoffee makerSpices, including salt and pepperDish soap and scrub brushplastic or glass storage containersCorkscrew, apple corer, and other cooking gadgetsA knife set with standMeasuring spoons and measuring cupsFood -- It’s always good to move in with a fully-stocked kitchenCarmel First Apartment Checklist: The BathroomThe bathroom won’t need too much, as the bath tub, toilet, sinks, and mirrors will be there already. If you’re stocking a guest bathroom, you only need toilet paper, hand soap, and a hand towel. There are only a few essentials needed for your main or master bath but not as many as in your other rooms.Essentials:Toilet paperHand soapToothbrush, toothpaste, and other individual sundriesShampooBath and small hand towelsShower liner, shower curtain, and hooksTrash canAlso Nice:Shower matWall hooks for bathrobes and towelsCup or toothbrush holderCarmel First Apartment Checklist: Other ItemsSome necessities aren’t just for a single room. Get these household items for a smooth transition.Essentials:Cleaning suppliesTrash cans for each roomVacuumBroom and dustpanLaundry detergentSmall tool set that includes a flathead screwdriver, Phillips head screwdriver, hammer, and wrenchAlso Nice:Pictures or photos for your wallDesk for work or billsSmall accessoriesExtra light bulbsSweeper or mopCharging and extension cordsPatio doormatDuffle bag and towels for the apartment swimming pool and workout centerFind Your First Carmel Apartment At Highpointe on Meridian ApartmentsDon’t forget, the first item on your first apartment checklist should be signing a lease for your new apartment! Come and visit Highpointe on Meridian Apartments and discover the ideal community for your first place. Call us at 317-342-0670 or click the Schedule a Tour button and visit us soon!